The release of the long-awaited strategy game remake Warcraft 3: Reforged, as is well known, was anything but smooth. The days and weeks after that were not exactly a picnic for Blizzard Entertainment due to shit storms and heavy criticism. There are still some originally promised features missing in the game, which Blizzard actually wanted or wants to provide in the form of updates. But that could be more problematic than previously thought: According to a current report, the responsible development team had not existed for some time.
This emerges from an article in Bloomberg magazine, written by the well-known game journalist Jason Schreier. The report focuses on the recent restructuring measures at Blizzard Entertainment. This also involved the department of the studio, internally known as "Blizzard Team 1", which was responsible in the past for StarCraft 2, Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft Remastered – and also for Warcraft 3: Reforged. According to Jason Schreier, this team was completely dissolved in October 2020.Some employees had the opportunity to apply to other Blizzard teams, while many others had to leave the company. They hired, among others, at DreamHaven (new studio from ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime) and Frost Giant. The latter also consists of many former Blizzard employees.
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In addition, the Bloomberg report shows that several factors were responsible for the chaos around Warcraft 3: Reforged. These included incorrect communication, bad management and a premature release due to financial pressure. A spokesman for Blizzard assured Bloomberg that updates for Warcraft 3: Reforged are still planned. However, it is not yet known when exactly these will appear and what changes they will bring with them.
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